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    pining occasionally as I do for the good old days of rear engines -
    my first car was a Fiat 500, then a couple of '57 Beetles, and my first
    wife and I drove her mum's Dauphine from melbourne to Orange and back
    on our honeymoon - I was reading the fascinating thread started by 4cvg
    about camber compensators, and before I knew it, discovered this:
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    Sounds nice with books and history included, looks half reasonable in the pics too. Even the normally confettified front floor mat looks decent. Lose the R8 hubcaps, silverfrost the wheels, and add either D3 or 30 C on the sides with signwriting, and it'd make a nice Armstrong 500 replicar.
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    That is indeed a lovely Gordini, always a star at the French Car Day.
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    Is that not the one Citroenhead was selling a while back along with the blue R8 ? It also had red wheels but I didn't think it had R8 caps. Steering wheel looks familiar too!
    I'd love a red one, looks great with the matching interior
    cheers,

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    Easy to fall in love.....from a distance looks neat as a pin

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    Quote Originally Posted by pugsley fits View Post
    Easy to fall in love.....from a distance looks neat as a pin
    Looks really nice. Might even be unmolested, sorry unrestored.... Lucky it's a long way from Perth.

    I'd have a very serious look at that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lozenge View Post
    pining occasionally as I do for the good old days of rear engines -
    my first car was a Fiat 500, then a couple of '57 Beetles, and my first
    wife and I drove her mum's Dauphine from melbourne to Orange and back
    on our honeymoon - I was reading the fascinating thread started by 4cvg
    about camber compensators, and before I knew it, discovered this:
    http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d...k&sort=default
    looks pretty but any rear-engined Renault has thin sheet steel that was not protected from rust by the factory. And this one is being sold from the hot humid heat of NSW. So, check (or get checked - by the NRMA say) the body for rust or bog in response to rust.

    Enjoy it if you buy it. I learned to drive on a bog standard Dauphine 50 years ago & even it that form it was sweet to fang a bit (despite cross-plies, unmodified swing axles & stupidly slow steering - even worse than a standard R8/R10).

    cheers! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    More a '59, as everyone would know it can't be a '51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Is that not the one Citroenhead was selling a while back along with the blue R8 ?

    Thats what I thought when I saw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Is that not the one Citroenhead was selling a while back along with the blue R8 ? It also had red wheels but I didn't think it had R8 caps. Steering wheel looks familiar too!
    I'd love a red one, looks great with the matching interior
    Here are the pics of that one, it is the same car, now minus a few things and having been given the RePo Extra Cut treatment. The new owner must have really wanted the original Dauphine hubcaps.

    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/sho...534#post903534





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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    The new owner must have really wanted the original Dauphine hubcaps.


    I thought the Dauphine had the same wheels as a Floride, unvented with drum brakes not the vented for disc brakes type like the Caravelle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    I thought the Dauphine had the same wheels as a Floride, unvented with drum brakes not the vented for disc brakes type like the Caravelle?
    The normal later model Dauphine's (post star wheel model) had the plain pressed steel rims but the Gordini had the vented rims even though they were drum braked. All part of the Gordini thing for Dauphine

    I thought that was the car, and I didn't think it had the wrong caps either. Also remember the not so flash looking paint job, especially on the photo of the trunk lid back then. Certainly looks nicer now apart from the caps that look terrible (IMO)
    cheers,

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